Heh Heh. Did you see what I did there? Slip…..Fall….. Ok, Ok, it wasn’t great, but I should at least get some points for slightly humorous creativity.
Today, Lovies, let’s take a walk down memory lane, yet once again. I remember as a child how I would dread that time of year when it was time to pack up all of my light and airy summer clothing into boxes to be stored until we were blessed with sunshine and warmth again. (Oh the joys of living in Indianapolis.) Away went the sundresses, shorts, halter tops, and sandals. Out came the sweaters, knee hi socks, corduroys and full-foot covering shoes. It makes me cringe just thinking about it. I just can’t understand why still, at age 46 in my ADULT life, I live in a climate that doesn’t promote wearing Summer clothing all of the time. Weird what you have control of and what you don’t. Anyway, I digress……
When I got married 22 years ago, we were poor as paupers. That meant we didn’t have a ton of “stuff”…much less enough to warrant the need to “make room” for the seasonal change of clothing. I think because of this, I felt a little less sense of dread about the colder months approaching. Somehow, the simple act of keeping my beloved Summer clothes IN my closet alongside the Fall/Winter clothing made me able to cope a little easier with the approach of
I know, I know….some of you LOVE it. You love the frigid temperatures. You love the wet icy stuff laying on the ground and driving around on streets laden with dirty clumpy precipitation. You love the oppressive days upon days of gray and becoming hermit-like in your homes as you’re forced to stay there (or go out to get food for your family and risk freezing to death). I get it. Well, really I “don’t”….BUT I DO understand that you’re quite simply very confused and I extend much love and grace toward you. Therefore, just as I don’t hate on you for liking that, don’t hate on me for preferring Summer temperatures and all that come with the season. To each his own, right? Now that we are all in agreement and in acceptance of each others’ preferences, let’s continue…..
Well, I’ve kind of always done what I am about to share with you, but NOW even magazines are writing articles about how to work your Summer clothing into your Fall outfits. Brilliant, right?! (Maybe more people than I realize have the same issue that I have and want to keep their precious Summer clothing on their bodies as long as possible, TOOOO!) It’s fun to mix them together and extend the joy as long as possible, so I decided to take a few basic trends from this Summer and incorporate them into some fun Fall outfits for you to try. You’re welcome. xo
Take your cute CROPPED TOP and combine it with a pair of SKINNY JEANS in any color! Exchange your Summer sandals for a pair of BOOTIES. Wear a scarf in place of your BUBBLE NECKLACE and you will be rockin’ this adorable outfit or your own version of it!
Remember those High Waist shorts we talked about a few months ago? Well, you can keep wearing them! Throw on a Boyfriend (over sized sweater) and some Boots and you are good to go! I think these shorts in Denim call for a casual Fall look. Trade out your feminine bracelet for a chunky, earthy piece of jewelery to complete the look.
Try as I may, I will never be a fan of this craze, but you can do some ca-ute things with a HI-LO SKIRT. Replace some of your ruffled or breezy pieces for more substantial and heavier pieces. Throw on a heavy knit sweater along with some patterned tights. Go from Romantic to Bohemian in the blink of an eye with the addition of a suede boot, scarf and bold and rugged watch. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
This is more MY thing! *insert squeal* Take your TANK DRESS…..do away with your cage heel, skinny belt and simple accessory. Throw on a WIDE belt and find a killer BOOTIE to match. Next, layer a BOYFRIEND CARDI and scarf in complimentary colors. So adorable! Keep your eyes peeled this fall for things in COBALT BLUE and ORANGE. You’ll be seeing a lot of it.
So, there ya go! Until I can figure out how to make the climate in Indianapolis like that of Encinitas, CA, I’ll be working Summer clothing pieces into my Fall wardrobe. Here’s to you and the fun you’ll have experimenting in your own closet! Happy Creating!!
LOVE YOUR LOOK!